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Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation – Part one

This article is presented by West 4th Physiotherapy associates Marj Belot and Stuart Anderson. They discuss the appropriate uses and differences between these alternative needling techniques. Both IMS (intramuscular stimulation) and acupuncture use acupuncture needles to reduce muscle tension and relieve pain. Acupuncture needles are very fine, flexible, solid steel needles with a very sharp tip that allows them to be inserted with minimal to no pain. The differences are in how and where the needles are inserted. Acupuncture is traditionally based on concepts of flow of energy (Qi) and … Read the rest of this post »

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